Training Courses

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Swift Water Vehicle Training

One Day Course

One Day Course Includes: (8 hours)

($125 per person)

Classroom (morning portion)

  • Review of challenges associated with moving water vehicle rescues

  • ·Understanding properties of vehicle instability in moving water

Dry-land practical exercises (afternoon portion)

  • Hands on practice of skills discussed in class

  • Gear set up and review

  • Utilize vehicle prop only on land ​

  • Securing vehicle applications

  • PFD applications for victims

 

Equipment:

PFD's and rescuer equipment (ropes, throw bags, etc.) will be provided onsite by PFD Warrior for use

If a group of 12 or more participants are from same agency or area, course can be taught at your location.

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Swift Water Vehicle Training

Two Day Course

Two Day Course Includes: (16 hours)

($225 per person)

Classroom

  • Review of challenges associated with moving water vehicle rescues

Dry-land practical exercises

  • Hands on practice of skills discussed in class

  • Utilize vehicle prop on land 

In-Water Vehicle Applications

  • Rescuing of victims in scenario-based training using vehicle prop

 

Preferred Prerequisites:

Swift Water Operations or Swift Water Technician Certification (NFPA 1670 compliant)

Agency Provided Equipment:

  • Wet suit and/or dry suit

  • Water rescue helmet

  • Footwear- water rescue shoes preferred, but shoes that tie are acceptable, but no steel toe shoes

  • Gloves- water rescue gloves highly suggested, or gloves must be chemical-free, able to be worn in water environment

PFD Warrior Provided Equipment:

  • Water rescue rope, throw bags, and PFD's

 

If a group of 12 or more participants are from same agency or area, providing proper moving water conditions available, course can be taught at your location.

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Advanced Swift Water Training

Five Day Course Includes:

($650 per person)

  • Classroom portion

  • Pool evolutions

  • 24-hour operational period included

  • Team-based rescue techniques

  • Vehicles in moving water

 

   Prerequisites:

   Swift Water Technician certification (NFPA 1670       

   compliant)

Course taught locally in Northern Virginia.